Available options when couples separate include Solicitors, face-to-face discussions, Court but ideally best to try Lakes Mediation first.

The parents and the child have to face a lot of complications if they decide to get separated and divorced due to some valid and strong reasons.

If the parents are mature enough to take an interest in the life of the child even after the separation, then there are fewer chances of disputes arising out of the situation.


Options For Mediation

Options For Mediation

The parents must be mature enough to backup each other so that they can handle the situation well. If they cannot cooperate then they can hire a third party who is an expert in handling the situations of separation, for example, a mediator. There can be a lot of dispute which arises out of the situation when different decisions have to be taken regarding financial matters.
Why Choose lakes Mediation Over Court?
Why Mediation Is Needed

The numbers can be related to the income of the parents, their savings, their expenses and the finances that the child needs to fulfil their daily basic needs and wants. The parties who are involved in separation must corporate with the third party they have hired which must be an expert in taking the decisions without any delay accurately.

There are certain decisions which have to be taken regarding the life of the child but also there are some decisions which have to be taken that how a decision will be made. For example, if you choose to hire a mediator or are going to the court, this is up to you if you want to choose the process with more formalities or with lesser ones.

It is up to you that how much time you want to spend in the process of decision making why choosing from one of the different options available to you. The effectiveness of the decision-making process is totally up to what you decide with a mutual consent of all the parties involved.


If you choose to hire a mediator, each and every decision left with you can be decided. The mediator is an expert and handling all the situation of separation.

If you choose any other option than the mediator, then also the mediator can help in fulfilling all the formalities for example if you choose to go to court, the mediator can help you with fulfilling all the documentation.

There are a lot of other options that are available to you. You can choose for face-to-face discussion with or without hiring a mediator in the process. Face-to-face discussion in the presence of a mediator is recognised so that there are no disputes arising out of the situation and if there is already a dispute going on then it can be resolved quickly.

The option to choose to use while divorcing must be chosen in such a way that there is no delay in decision-making. Any delay that arises in the process of decision-making can make the life of the child suffer and their future can be insecure because of this delay. Another option with you is to hire a solicitor in the process.

You can also choose the services of a court but, when compared to mediation, your time and effort could be wasted. Hiring a mediator will help you to fulfil those formalities of the court if you have a made the decision to go through the courts for this matter. It is recommended that in this personal matter you must hire a mediator so that your information can be kept confidential.

The mediator will also help you to make decisions keeping in mind all the factors and opinions you give to him unlike the court which will take decisions with or without your consent and these decisions can go against you. Each and every option you choose has some merits and demerits and these must be evaluated in detail.

Mediating can help in  several ways, including:

From Lakes Mediation Clients

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It makes many parents conscious that how much they have to pay for the child maintenance. It also makes some questions about who will take an active part in the day to day life of the child. It is important to reach a mutual consent so that there are no disputes.
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We help the parents to reach that mutual consent very quickly as the mediators we have been very experienced in handling tougher situations. There are many provisions in the law which are enforceable when the parents have promised or given in written to do a certain support for the child.
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The mediators we have a specially trained in such area. We just have to contact us to carry out the process easily.
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